A paint-out a few Fridays ago was at the Ambassador Gardens in Pasadena, California. The beautiful gardens are located on property which was the campus of Ambassador College (Worldwide Church of God) until 1997. Starting in 1947 the college began acquiring lavish mansions along Pasadena's "Millionaire's Row". Today some mansions remain on the large property. It's the home of a high school, a portion is being re-developed for "multi-use", and the extensive gardens are available for events.
We plein air painters were lucky to be there when the lovely, pink, tulip magnolia trees were blooming. The day was very overcast but we were thrilled with the location. I was able to paint a watercolor as well as a smaller gouache piece. We were almost finished with our discussion of the morning's paintings when gardeners arrived to rake and loudly blow all of the pretty flower petals up, off of the lawn. Looking forward to another paint-out there.
|8 x 10 watercolor|
|5 x 7" gouache|